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Contributions of Amateur Astronomy to Education

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Mario Motta
19 Skipper Way, Gloucester, MA 01930

Abstract
I discuss various ways that amateur astronomers can contribute to science education in their local school districts, focusing on using astronomy as a hands-on way to teach observational and applied science, mathematics, and science reporting and writing. I also discuss projects, telescope building, lectures, planetarium studies, and star parties. The AAVSO project "Partnership in Astronomy" is featured.

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